Bárbara is a Chilean architect with a Master in Architecture from the Architectural Association (MArch Emergent Technologies and Design).

In 2016 Bárbara cofounded BASE studio, an architectural systems design research practice. Together with BASE, her work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 as a participant of the main exhibition. Also, she was finalist for YAP Constructo 8 and 9 (MoMA's Young Architects Program).

She has been co-director at Ciudad Emergente and has collaborated with diverse architecture practices in Santiago and London, working on projects for Latin America, USA, Europe, and Asia. She has been a professor at UDP and UDD Universities in Chile, and at Rice Architecture in Houston, USA. Her work has been published and exhibited at several venues such as the Chilean Architecture Biennale, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), and the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Her main architectural research interest is the design of complex geometries using unconventional construction materials and processes. Currently, she teaches architectural design at UAI Design Lab and Andrés Bello University, also she is co-director of the Architectural Association's "Ring of Fire'' Visiting School program.